Category Archives: Catholic Writing and Publishing

Book Review: The Sin Eater

I picked up the novel The Sin Eater by Alice Thomas Ellis hoping it would be the same story of an old Welsh superstition dramatized on the Rod Serling’s Night Gallery television program. In the 1972 episode, Sins of the Father, a starving peasant boy is … Continue reading

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Writer’s Opportunity

If you are lucky enough to live in the area take advantage of this amazing opportunity.  …..mmmmmmmm Thomas Merton,  Maybe this is how he started out?   There will be a Catholic Writers’ Retreat at the Malvern Retreat House in … Continue reading

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The School of Terror

Have you ever experienced terror?   Not the kind of emotion that you head to the movies to experience, but the real deal; the “I’m gonna die.” emotion. I’ve had that experience a couple of times in my sixty odd years and … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Word by Karen Kelly Boyce

Last week we dealt with adjectives. Taking a few pages or a chapter we removed all the adjectives and adverbs and made a two column list. The first column was the adjectives and the second column was the adverbs we removed from … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: August 17, 2014

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Matthew 15:21-28 Jesus left that place and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And suddenly out came a … Continue reading

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan My rating: 3 of 5 stars “[...] We keep a record for every member, and for every customer who might yet become a member, in order to track their work.” He paused, then … Continue reading

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Rita

  ST. RITA Oh Rita, woman of Cascia, Who carried burden upon burden, Yet, sought more suffering By accepting Christ’s thorn, And now pleads to relieve Others’ misfortune. Clyde L. Borg  Clyde L Borg is a retired high school teacher. … Continue reading

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For The Good of the Group – Books

What World Is This  as reviewed by Kassie Ritman May 2014 for Catholic Writer’s Guild    **** (4 stars) When  What World Is This was initially released I purchased it as an ebook the first day.  I found that I … Continue reading

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Why a Critique Group?

Part 1 of How to Form and Facilitate a Critique Group I presented the non-fiction critique workshop at the Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference on August 1. I drew from my experience as facilitator and co-facilitator of two different critique … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips by Karen Kelly Boyce

How do you make your writing tight, crisp, and masterful? How do you grab your readers? There are many ways to improve your work and I would like to share some little tips and tricks of the trade. Over the … Continue reading

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